The health benefits of olive oil are becoming such common knowledge that food researchers are constantly trying to find new ways to insert these benefits into other foods. Apparently they’ve found a way to do so, as a recent scientific study indicates that certain byproducts of olive oil production can be used to bolster the health benefits of other foods.
According to Professor Maurizio Servii from the University of Perugia, extra virgin olive oil is not the only extremely healthy product that can be extracted from olives. Recent studies indicate that there are
plenty of other uses and applications for oil wastewater and olive pomace extracted during the production of olive oil.
There have been several new technologies specifically designed to extract these substances during the olive oil production process. Food experts are experimenting with taking these substances and adding them into foods such as cheeses, yogurt and tomato sauces, all of which are other food items with similar compounds to those extracted from olive oil. The result is enriched health benefits in these foods because of the virtual “double dose” of these extremely healthy compounds that they get.
These compounds extracted from olive oil have a variety of antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which makes them perfect to be used as natural food additives. They were also implemented into various types of frying oils to improve the quality of the food being friend and to improve the oils’ resistance to oxidation.
Even livestock can benefit from these compounds. Researchers added the compounds into food fed to cows and sheep, and the studies indicated that the quality of milk taken from these cows and sheep was improved as a result.
Clearly, the olive is something of a “miracle fruit,” and the health benefits of olive oil are far more wide-reaching than may have been initially expected. That’s great news for followers of the Mediterranean diet and other olive enthusiasts.
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